There is much written about opposites…. they attract, they repel, they enhance, they agitate, they complement, they are in discord, and I think the most obvious, well they are in opposition. Like a stare down, dare you to blink, chicken game played by 2 generals not willing to be the first to flinch.
I have the distinct pleasure of an applying to near exact opposition between the Sun and the Moon. I have taken solace in newer, more modern writings that tell me about free will and the ability to override our own natal chart. I have been told how easy it will become once I reconcile the differences in planetary energies and have them work complementary. Complementary such as sardines and ice cream. I am better off to accept the course charted by my nativity.
Facing facts, my Sun is my father figure/ego self. It is found hidden in the 12th. I had an alcoholic father that was absent at times because of time in the military, and at times he just wasn’t there, in the house of absence and addictions. The mother/emotional self is in the 6th house. She was organized, worked in the Post Office (6th house occupation of civil service) and my Moon in in Cancer, the rulership, and she was definitely a stronger influence than the 12th house father. Okay now, so supposedly I can override my opposition, and hocus pocus, shazam, POOF, and the smoke clears and my parents haven’t changed, just as my nativity hasn’t. I have a self denigrating ego self that is sacrificed by my need to serve others. And no amount of wand swishing around will change that. Can they live in harmony, did my parents? No, but they did stay together ignoring each other in the end.
I think it is important to recognize the disharmony with the opposition. When working with others, it will produce havoc in relationships if they are to be approached with a normal expectation. It is difficult to interact with someone that will contradict themselves and yet keep true to themselves, it can be quite maddening. Best you can do is show them all of these Astrology books that will tell them they can master physics and override Astrology itself. Then develop a sense of humor.
Phil Collin’s did a song, “that’s all” that reads like a Luminary opposition.
Just as I thought it was going alright
I found out how wrong when I thought I was right
It’s always the same, it’s just a shame thats all
I could say day, and you’d say night
Tell me its black when I know that it’s white
It’s always the same, it’s just a shame that’s all (Phil Collins)
I once went out to buy a Jeep Eagle 4×4 to drive in the Denver snow, and instead bought a Fiat Spyder convertible. I like a guy, I will break up with him, go figure. I can’t seem to blend the energies, they just clash horribly. I have a China set that is a beautiful jungle green and in an oriental shape instead of the round traditional types…. and I have a set of cool clear glass plates. I have painstakingly found curtains, tablecloths, pillows and shams all in the traditional rich colors of Tuscany… burnt reds, deep olives, rich golds…. and then bought a Hawaiian print comforter I fell in love with in a nautical blue and white. I married in a traditional baroque heavy cream gown with a traditional long train… then got a head piece instead of a veil that was like a pearl head band, very modern. It seems I can not commit completely to one style or idea, if I try, the pressure from the other planet forces itself to show. Again someone with a great sense of humor and adventure may enjoy a dinner of Kung Pao tacos or macaroni and squid. Just don’t think you can change the nature of the beast.